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Richard Wynne, 26, Draper’s assistant

Occupation or role: Draper’s assistant
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1888
Date of death: 30 Apr 1888
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration throughout the whole length of the large intestine. Perforation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Perforation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'Ten or twelve years before his admission he had congestion of the lungs and was in bed a month. He had no other illness till the beginning of 1888 when he began to suffer from diarrhoea. His bowels were open 2 or 3 times daily. He recovered from the flux to some extent but not entirely’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, heart, lungs

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Eyears, 16, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1888
Date of death: 19 Jul 1888
Disease (transcribed): Perforation of vermiform appendix. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Perforation (Appendix); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient said he had had ‘brain fever’, scarlatina and measles about 10, 8 and 6 years before he came to the hospital. He had had no other illness. On the night of July 13th he went to bed in a state of health. On the morning of the 14th he woke up at 7.30. He then had severe pain at the upper part of his abdomen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Abdomen, thorax, heart, larynx, trachea, lungs, spleen, kidneys, liver, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Thorn, 48, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1888
Date of death: 1 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Compression of left cerebral hemisphere by blood clot under or within the dura mater
Disease (standardised): Compression (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The man could give no clear history of himself. He said he had suffered from gout some years before his admission. He was a fairly well-nourished man. When he came into the hospital he was evidently ill, had a fatuous expression of face, was in an apathetic mental state and had a great lack of intellectual power’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Brain, thorax, lungs, abdomen, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Ernestine Littlewood, 35, [Wife of] Sword polisher

Occupation or role: [Wife of] Sword polisher
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1888
Date of death: 7 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Bright’s disease, chronic
Disease (standardised): Nephritis (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient had been married for 10 years. She had had two children who were alive and healthy, and 1 miscarriage. Her last child was born seven years before she came to the hospital. She said she had not had either gout or rheumatism. For 2 months before her admission she had been disturbed at night to pass water, at first 2 or 3 times, latterly 5 or 6 times’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'No post mortem examination’

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Black, 15, Kitchen maid

Occupation or role: Kitchen maid
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1888
Date of death: 14 Aug 1888
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The girl was a native of Argyleshire, but she had lived in London for two years. For two months before she came to the hospital she had suffered from cough and dyspnoea, had been much troubled with diarrhoea and had lost flesh. She did not take to her bed till about four days before her admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Larynx, trachea, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Thoroughgood, 53, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Oct 1888
Date of death: 24 Oct 1888
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis (Delirium tremens)
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Davidson, William Marshall
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The man said that he was in good health till four days before his admission when he began to suffer from cough and dyspnoea. He was accustomed to drink alcoholic beverages freely, but the amount he took could not be approximately determined. He told the physician that he did not drink more than he did’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Pleurae, lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines, bladder, heart

Type of incident: n/a

Julia Miller, 8, [Child of] Shoemaker

Occupation or role: [Child of] Shoemaker
Age: 8
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Dec 1887
Date of death: 15 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis. Pericarditis. Pulmonary apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); Stroke (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'She came into the hospital again December 14, 1887. She looked better than when she left the hospital. Her temperature was normal’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, heart, pericardium, lungs, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain
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Type of incident: n/a